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William Johnson

William Johnson

William Johnson

WILLIAM JOHNSON

51851, Lance Corporal, William Johnson, 2nd (Garrison) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers formerly, 9509 Cheshire Regiment.

Born in 1892 at Macclesfield, son of Frederick and Alice Johnson, 10, Wardle Street Macclesfield. Williams medal index card lists his entry to France 16/01/1915; however he died of pneumonia in Egypt 16/11/1918, which indicated he fought in two theatres of war, namely the Western European theatre and then the Egyptian campaign. He was 26 years old when he died

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Lance Corporal, William Johnson is buried at Alexandra (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery Egypt.
C.W.G.C. Ref: – G. 73.

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
  • Photos of 3rd Macclesfield Troop pre WW1
  • ‘Great war history of 3rd Macclesfield’ by Sue Henderson
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